Renowned for its interesting history, Kempt Field in Hurstville is being refurbished into a vibrant hub for the community to engage in play and social activities, complete with a Moduplay destination playground.
Kempt Field in Hurstville has a very interesting history.
Way back in the early 1900’s, it was a clay pit supplying first grade clay to the Federal Brick Company Limited next door, for the manufacture of bricks, tiles and pipes. Then, in the 1950’s, it was purchased by Containers Limited and became the site of its tin can manufacturing plant, employing about 350 people, until it was taken over by Amcor and shifted to Taree, NSW.
Finally, the site was repurchased by Council in the 1980s and turned into a public park with one of Sydney’s first skateboard bowls, locally known as the Mexican Hat because of the large pointy dome in the centre of the skating bowl.
Now, it has been refurbished to become a vibrant hub of children’s play, community activities and quality family time, with the completion of the Moduplay destination playground on the site.
The massive new inclusive adventure playground at Kempt Field was designed in collaboration with the local community to create a safe and colourful centre for families to enjoy for years to come. The reclaimed area is a first-class recreational asset for the community and caters to all ages and abilities, with a diverse range of passive and active play opportunities.
With differing textures and zones, children of various ages and abilities can play together, sharing experiences and developing social and physiological skills. The playground features a toddler-focused space for younger children to safely push their limits and develop their risk analysis with tall Double Mounds and a six-metre rope bridge. A bike training circuit exposes children to road safety rules and allows bike and scooter access.
All-ages areas feature accessible play equipment, including the Double SkyRider with Accessible Seat, Mounded Trampoline Track, 4.5m Mammoth Swing with inclusive Nest Seat and an All-Access Carousel.
Other spaces were designed to help older children push their boundaries, like the Konnecta trail and Milan Wildnet Summit with a giant rainbow tube slide.
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